US jury tells Apple to pay $503m in patent case
San Francisco: A jury in Texas decided that Apple should pay $503 million for infringing virtual private network technology patented by software security firm VirnetX.
The legal battle between Apple and Nevada-based VirnetX involved data transmission security in devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, according to court documents. "We thank the jury for their time and appreciate their consideration but are disappointed with the verdict and plan to appeal," Apple said in reply to an AFP inquiry. - AFP